Baking Disasters

The summer is a busy time of year for the Winter-Hunt household. Between birthdays (3), family visits (never enough) and house projects (laundry, fences, chores…ugggggh) we’re constantly on the go.

July started off with a visit from Tristan, the latest family addition. Next up: Passion party! And finally, daily life/household duties. I don’t have a lot of photos to post. Lately I’ve been trying very hard to enjoy focusing on a moment and a memory – which funny enough, can be a little difficult with a well-focused camera in the way.

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Don’t Put a Bird On It. Put It On a Bird.

I don’t collect a lot of jewelry. I am a very low-maintenance, no-fuss, no-muss kind of girl. However, because I have an adoring husband, I am lucky in that my collection has grown enough where I need to actually have a place to contain all of it. For the longest time I was looking for a jewelry tree and couldn’t find one anywhere. Then lo and behold, about a year ago I found one at Target (surprise, surprise). The one I chose was one of TWO they had at the time. Maybe Tucson isn’t a test market for jewelry trees? Who knows…

Anyway, I never really loved the one I chose, because:

1) It didn’t match anything else

2) Birds? Yes, they’re a decoration in Max’s room, but generally I associate them with messiness (which is appropriate for a toddler, no?)

3) Options were limited, and well, meh…

Then one day, I got a wild spray paint hair and decided to up and change the tree. Of course, now every store has dozens of jewelry tree options everywhere I look. Even CVS. Clearly, I’m a weird niche market trend setter. But I didn’t want pewter, or silver, or nickel. I wanted…brass.

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